Widodo pledges health, economic reforms amid virus crisis

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president called on all citizens to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an advancement opportunity and pledged health care reforms in an address Friday ahead of the cou...

Indonesia jails 2 police in acid attack on graft official

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced two elite police officers to 18 months and two years in prison for attacking a senior anti-corruption investigator with acid, in a v...

Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A French man accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children has died after apparently trying to kill himself in detention, police said Monday. Francois C...

French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian children

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a French man for alleged sexual abuse of minors after finding videos on his laptop computer showing him molesting over 300 children, poli...

Indonesia jails Papua anti-racism activists for treason

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced three Papuan pro-independence activists to nearly yearlong jail terms on treason charges for organizing anti-racism protests last y...

Soaring infections dampen Eid festivities in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Millions of Muslims in Indonesia are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan — a usually joyous three-day celebration that ...

Virus surge in Indonesia raises questions about battle plan

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has seen a surge in coronavirus infections ahead of this this weekend's celebrations marking the end of Ramadan, raising questions about the commitment to the virus...

Virus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslims worldwide will celebrate one of their biggest holidays under the long shadow of the coronavirus, with millions confined to their homes and others gripped by economic concerns ...

Tornado in Indonesia kills 2, damages hundreds of homes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tornado ripped through several villages on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, killing at least two people, damaging hundreds of homes, and fatally knocking over a cow, a disaster ...

Pandemic brings gloom to Muslims marking month of Ramadan

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Millions of Muslims in Asia on Friday started the holiest month on the Islamic calendar under the coronavirus lockdown or strict social restrictions, deepening their anxiety ...

After denial, Indonesia sees mounting coronavirus deaths

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia’s neighbors scrambled early this year to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the government of the world’s fourth most populous nation insisted that...

Indonesian police kill 2 suspected in attack on policeman

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian security forces on Wednesday shot and killed two alleged members of an Islamic militant group suspected of involvement in attack on a policeman on Sulawesi island ...

Police kill suspected militant, arrest 2 in Indonesia raid

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's police anti-terrorism squad shot and killed one suspect and arrested two others in a raid on the main island of Java, seizing weapons and chemicals allegedly used...

Dutch king apologizes for colonial killings in Indonesia

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands apologized Tuesday for his country's aggression during its colonial rule of Indonesia and formally recognized the Southeast Asian count...

Villagers flee to escape shootings in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A weeklong shootout between security forces and a rebel group near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region has caused nearly 2,000 villagers to ...